IN THE February 29, 2016, ISSUE

From Oxy to Overdose

Birmingham, Ala. — ‘Dogfood — yeah, dogfood — because it looks like ground-up dogfood.” He is embarrassed to be talking about this. “Or sand, because it’s brown. Or diesel. Or ...

Also In This Issue


Politics & Policy

Our Last Emperor

Our system of government does little to prevent a strongman or a crank from winning the presidency. As long as Electoral College members adhere faithfully to the election results in ...


Politics & Policy

Seeing North Korea

North Korea is embarked on a steady, methodical, and relentless journey whose intended endpoint is a credible capability to hit New York and Washington with nuclear weapons. Pyongyang’s nuclear test ...

Books, Arts & Manners

Politics & Policy

Love and Order

In 2000, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D., N.Y.) was asked to identify the biggest change he had seen in his 40-year political career. Moynihan, a man of unusual wisdom, experience, ...
Politics & Policy

Explorations of Love

Early in this book, material for which originated in a highly successful Notre Dame course now available on iTunesU, philosopher and classicist David O’Connor puts the point of the investigation ...
Politics & Policy

Faith in Hollywood

The last time I wrote about the Coen brothers’ world-picture in these pages, reviewing their Job-in-Minnesota movie, A Serious Man, I suggested that the elusive auteurs were “proudly mysterian” — ...


Politics & Policy


Timeless Classics Samuel Goldman writes well about the value of “traditional” education (read: classical education) and studying beautiful things (“Reclaiming Traditional Education,” December 31, 2015). He aptly takes on Marco Rubio’s ...
Politics & Policy

The Week

‐ Who knew the Democrats were that picky about which kind of socialist they prefer? ‐ Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees — $225,000 a pop — from Goldman Sachs and other big-deal ...
Politics & Policy


YOUR MOVE “No modern poem was ever as obscure as Miss Sullivan’s naming water water for Helen Keller.” – Walker Percy When a bear hears ice crack he doesn’t listen, He moves.  He doesn’t think ...